SP series

Vandercook SP15, lowering gear side of rear form roller

The gear side of the rear roller on our SP15 will not lower enough to hit a roller-setting gauge. It does have a range of motion, just will not descend low enough to contact the gauge on the gear side. The roller measures about 1/8″ less than 2 1/2″ in diameter. The tip diameter of …

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SP 20 Trip Assembly misaligned on one side

Hi all, I’m the new caretaker of an SP 20 (serial 23442). I’ve been investigating a carriage jam issue and have found that the trip assembly on the non-operator side of the carriage (X-21755) is sitting much lower than on the operator side. Because of this, the rogue trip arm has been scraping against the …

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SP15 issue – uneven inking along length of bed

Not sure why I always run into issues when on deadlines…  Having an issue where I get an impression but there just isn’t any ink on the form and would love to hear any thoughts on what the problem/solution might be.  The uneven inking is happening for the length of the press bed. Was printing …

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SP-15 Squeal

Got a bad squeal on the SP-15. Can’t figure out where the noise is coming from. Suspect that the back roller core is defective and the bearer is not holding it correctly. I think we need a new roller/core. Anyway, in printing the oscillating roller squeals badly. Just started doing this today. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Vandercook SP-20 / SP-25 Inking System Improvement From NA Graphics

New IMPROVED Form Roller Block Kit for the SP-20 / SP-25 inking system. Fritz of NA Graphics has designed and had manufactured NEW SOLID Form Roller Supports and Bearing Block Assemblies for the SP-20 and SP-25 Vandercook’s. On the fourth of July 2019 Dave and Beth Seat installed the first of these NEW inking system …

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